Lee Westwood Wins Nedbank Challenge, First Win in Four Years

SUN CITY SOUTH AFRICA- NOVEMBER 10 Lee Westwood of England celebrates a birdie with his girlfriend  caddie Helen Storey on the ninth hole during the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC

Former world No.1 Lee Westwood snatched his first European Tour title in over four years by overhauling Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen with a superb final-round 64 to win a third Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Westwood denied Sergio Garcia a wire-to-wire victory at Sun City and Louis Oosthuizen a first success at his home tournament by surging past the two major winners with a fabulous 8-under-par 64.

The 45 year old's last victory came at the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open and he was fighting back the tears after taking his tally to a remarkable 24 on the European Tour and 43 worldwide.

"I'm a bit emotional to be honest", said a tearful Westwood, 45.

"But today showed I have still got it mentally, it was a great performance. The 7-iron into 17 is probably one of the best shots I've ever hit".

"She's caddied for me three times this year and I've lost in a play-off and won, so maybe I have a decision to make", he joked. "Have to have a bit of a rethink, not least about who caddies for me, but our percentages".

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Garcia, who had held a two-shot lead overnight, sat at 12 under through 12 but failed to gain any momentum over his closing holes, six straight pars seeing him sign for a 70.

Westwood moves 29 spots on the European Tour's money list to 16th, one spot ahead of Garcia who made a 13-spot ranking rise.

"There's not much more I could have done more", Oosthuizen said. I had a good day, I played well and if I had screwed up a lead it would be a different story. I made a nice par on one, and a great three wood on the second to about three feet.

The 2010 and 2011 victor was even impressed by his own play, becoming the first golfer to complete a hat-trick of titles at Sun City since Ernie Els in 2002.

"It's not such an easy golf course when the wind is in the direction it was and it was swirling as the day went on".

Garcia has nine wins from his previous 14 54-hole leads on the European Tour and would be the second wire-to-wire victor of the season after Eddie Pepperell at the Sky Sports British Masters.

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